Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> also tonight a big court ruling for voters in one of the states that passed a law requiring identification at the polls on election day. in pennsylvania, the tough new law is now on hold after a judge said it cannot be enforced on election day, which, of course, is just 35 days away now. more on this story from our justice correspondent pete williams. >> for months, voters have struggled to meet pennsylvania's strict new requirement for a government issued photo i.d. at the polls. a law democrats claim republicans pushed to suppress the turnout among poor and minority voters. first, the state says drivers without a driver's license would need a state issued i.d. card. but because that's a secure i.d. that can be used to board planes, voters needed a birth certificate and three forms of identification to get one. >> and it took me days just to get my i.d. >> reporter: then the state relented and began issuing a new i.d., good only for voting, but kept shifting the requirements for it. >> this was a hastily drawn law designed to disrupt the vote for the presidential election.
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in the u.s. she is firmly focused on getting into college. she loves math and english. and the law. >> i want to be a lawyer in the future. i want to help my poor people. >> reporter: andaja is still devoted to making a good home for these kids, even while the security situation crumbles all around them. >> even for these guys, when they go to school, nobody because maybe a suicide bombing, a bomb blast on the street on their way to school, and get killed because it happened many, many, many times, unfortunately. >> reporter: farzana is 16 now. today she did something unheard of when we first met. she played soccer in downtown kabul. >> i'm very lucky that i play soccer in orphanage. so we know that -- it's not very good. so i feel very lucky. >> reporter: it's a small victory for one group of girls caught up in a much bigger battle. and that is our broadcast for a monday night as we start a new week. thanks for being with us. look at what we can show you. the white house tonight is the pink house for breast cancer awareness month. i'm brian williams. we'll look for you right back here t
Oct 7, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: more than half of the states in america, including new hampshire, have concussion laws to protect student athletes. at eastern tech in maryland, players take brain function tests to determine if and when they can play after an injury. >> it will tell me how severe my injury is, it will tell me how long i have to get back. >> reporter: banning football altogether may be extreme, but butler's proposal has triggered a passionate debate, forcing the country to take a different look at one of its most cherished pastimes. >>> up next on nightly news, the wild brawl that ended with several arrests. it's no happily ever after. why let constipation slow you down? try miralax. mirlax works differently than other laxatives. it draws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. >>> tonight the countdown is on. just a couple of hours before the expected launch of the first privately contracted supply mission to the international space station. california-based spacex will attempt to send its drag-in capsule carrying about a thousand pounds of food,